If you thought pancakes were just for weekends, think again. With just two ingredients, these Sweet Potato Pancakes are an easy way to enjoy a great breakfast any day of the week. And in addition to being a cinch to whip up, these pancakes are quite healthy! Unlike regular pancakes that weigh you down with butter and flour, this recipe swaps all those for one vegetable. Sweet potato provides both starch and sweetness in addition to a rich flavor. Meanwhile, this life-saving ingredient also packs tons of vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids to give your eyesight and immunity a boost! These beyond easy Sweet Potato Pancakes are a sweet (and healthy!) start to your day.
Yields: 3 servings | Serving Size: 2 pancakes | Calories: 79 | Total Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 65mg | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Protein: 4g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3 |
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato (about 2 medium potatoes, peeled, cooked, and mashed)
- 2 eggs
- Combine the sweet potato and egg. Stir well. If desired, add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
- Lightly spray a skillet with non-stick spray and heat on medium heat. Pour about 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan. Cook about 3 to 4 minutes, or until pancakes begin to bubble in the center. Carefully flip and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Once cooked, remove pancake from the pan and repeat the process until all the batter has been used. Grease the skillet as needed with non-stick spray in-between cooking the pancakes.
- Serve hot, if desired top with maple syrup, honey, coconut butter, fresh fruit, or your favorite jam!
For another healthy twist on an indulgent sweet, check out our Sweet Potato Brownies!